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Doc. 204.-destruction of the Venus. Lieutenant Commanding Lamson's report. United States steamer Nansemond, off New-Inlet, Wilmington, N. C., October 21, 186. sir: I have the honor to report the capture and entire destruction of the blockade-runner Venus, from Nassau to Wilmington, with a cargo of lead, drugs, dry goods, bacon, and coffee. This morning at half-past 12 she attempted to run the blockade, but was discovered by this vessel, and after a short chase overhauled. When heathed completely over with iron. She drew eight feet of water, and when bound out last crossed the bar at low-water, with over six hundred bales of cotton on board. The wrecks of the Hebe, Douro, and Venus are within a short distance of each other. Inclosed is a list of the officers and crew of the Venus, captured before they could escape. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, R. H. Lamson, Lieutenant Commanding. Rear-Admiral S. P. Lee, Commanding N. A. B. Squadron.